since freel is doing so well, i think narron will be more willing to give him more of an everyday job. this is the lineup i would like to see upon the return of jr
1. freel cf(most likely lf since jr wont move)
2. lopez ss
3. jr lf/cf
4. kearns rf
5. dunn 1b
6. ede 3b
7. larue c
8. phillips 2b
aurilla can back up at any infield position and q can back up any outfield position with hatteburg becoming their ph specialist
and although i am a kearns fan, i would continue to shop him around for a pitcher because this team only has 3 legitimate starting pitchers now that milton is going on the dl (harang,arroyo and claussen-who just had one bad start the other night and will be better next time) who knows who long milton will be out and wilson is a month away. im not ready to abandon dave williams yet, but he is tossing salad out there right now and looks to have no confidence at all. i would only give him 2 maybe 3 more starts right now before i demote him to the bullpen.
and trading womack for cody ross isnt the answer because it still creates a roster problem when jr comes back.
and finally, why are the reds carrying 3 catchers with a 12 man pitching staff? i say trade one away for the best pitching prospect you can aquire (that being either larue/valentin since dave ross isnt worth anything more than sid fernandez) there has to be someone in need of a catcher